Davison, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Davison, Michigan - Basic Facts

The City of Davison had a population of 4,985 as of July 1, 2016. Davison ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Michigan. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Davison is located at latitude 43.0317 and longitude -83.5188 in Genesee County. The formal boundaries for the City of Davison (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.98 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Genesee County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 794 feet.

The City of Davison (GNIS ID: 1626159) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Davison population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Davison, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 4,985
Population in Households 4,985
Population in Familes 3,626
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 2,523
Diversity Index2 17


Total Households 2,308
Average Household Size 2.16
Family Households 1,252
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,593 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,220 (47.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,088 (42.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 285 (11.0%)
Median Home Value $105,817
Average Home Value $116,332


Median Household Income $40,288
Average Household Income $52,345
Per Capita Income $24,235
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.59% -0.53%
Households -0.43% -0.44%
Families -0.77% -0.65%
Median Household Income   0.86%
Per Capita Income   1.53%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Davison, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Davison to the other 692 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Michigan by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 175 75th
Population Density1 # 99 86th
Diversity Index2 # 317 54th
Median Household Income # 439 37th
Per Capita Income # 265 62nd

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